For those who have just started out on their FAMILY HISTORY journey,
I’ve compiled a number of resources that I have found particularly useful.
Come back regularly because I will be adding to it all the time.
Just a word of advice, be vary wary about clicking onto links for online family history sites and adding the information to your family, it’s not always accurate and you could end up corrupting your family tree and believe me it’s extremely difficult to unravel it when you do.
Put your family tree onto a database on your computer (and back it up regularly). I use the online family trees to seek information but my actual database is on my computer and backed up in the cloud. I really do recommend Legacy Family Tree for anyone starting out or even for those who already have information.
It makes life a lot easier and you know that the information that you have is accurate.
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Here's an interesting tidbit that I picked up in my research today.We had a mass migration of Patton's from Mississippi to Texas in 1882, ten families in fact.In 1887 Harry James Rogers married Mary Lynn Patton (1859-1939, 1868-1941) in Bell County, and they settled for life at the Old Rock House Place in Plum Creek near Levita.Here they operated their commercial subsistence farm and raised eight children, another having died in infancy.In 1877 the Isaac Rogers family migrated by train from Panola County, Mississippi except that Harry and two brothers followed by wagon-train with household goods and farming equipment. The Pattons came there in 1882 with a colony of ten families, all from Mississippi. ... See MoreSee Less
An update on the “children” of the oak tree planted by my great great grandmother Caroline Mary Alice Scott Patton in 1886 at Wallan East￼ ... See MoreSee Less
Any family members take a hiking holiday in the UK in 2005?🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣A funny and true story about the Queen:Around 2005, the Queen and her Personal Protection Officer, Dick Griffin, were walking alone one afternoon in the hills near the Scottish royal castle, Balmoral.Two tourists approached them, and engaged in conversation. Griffin recalls:"There were two hikers coming towards us, and the Queen would always stop and say hello. "They were two Americans on a walking holiday."It was clear from the moment we stopped that they hadn't recognised the Queen, which was fine. "The American gentleman was telling the Queen where they came from, where they were going next, and where they'd been in Britain. "I could see it coming, and sure enough, he said to Her Majesty: 'And where do you live?' "She replied: 'Well I live in London, but I've got a holiday home just the other side of the hills.'"He said: 'How long have you been coming up here?'"She replied: 'I've been coming up here ever since I was a little girl, so over 80 years.'"You could see the cogs whirring, so he said: 'Well, if you've been coming up here for over 80 years, you must have met the Queen.'"Quick as a flash, she said: 'I haven't, but Dick here meets her regularly.'The hiker then asked Griffin what the monarch was like in person."Because I was with her a long time, and I knew I could pull her leg, I said: 'Oh, she can be very cantankerous at times, but she's got a lovely sense of humour.'"The next thing I knew, this guy comes round, puts his arm around my shoulder, and before I could see what was happening, he gets his camera, GIVES IT TO THE QUEEN, and says: 'Can you take a picture of the two of us?'"Then we swapped places, and I TOOK A PICTURE OF THEM WITH THE QUEEN."And we never let on, and we waved goodbye."Afterwards, Her Majesty said to me: 'I'd love to be a fly on the wall when he shows those photographs to his friends in America, and hopefully someone tells him who I am'."RIP, Your Majesty ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
Update following this post. ... See MoreSee Less
HELP NEEDED !!!Attached is a list of "unattached" Patton's that I have been unable to categorically (90%+ surety) attach to the Patton Family Tree. I know that they belong, but I'm not sure where.Someone out there has the answer.1 20949 Clyde E. PATTON M Nora E. PLOUGH2 17868 DAVID PATON ??? M3 17922 David PATON M Newburgh Cemetery, Newburgh,Fife, ScotlandElizabeth ROBERTSON4 501345 David PATON ofAberdeenshire, Scotland M1500 Elizabeth "Bessie" RYMOUR5 17870 David PATON M 1791, Ayr, South Ayrshire,ScotlandGoulburn Old Cemetery, Goulburn,New South Wales, AustraliaMargaret MOORE6 20913 Emma PATTON F 1859 George F. RIDER7 20896 Felix PATTON M 1854 Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville,Athens County, Ohio, USALaura Ellen LINN8 501335 George PATTON M 1570, Aberdeenshire, Scotland PATTONMargaret WYSCHART9 20493 Harry PATTON M 1 Jul 1930, Clay County, Indiana,USABenton Cemetery, Benton,Marshall County, Kentucky, USANathanPATTONMae DUNCAN Sara Sue SWINFORD10 17924 James PATON M 1757 South Leith Churchyard, Leith,Edinburgh, Scotland11 20915 James PATTON M June BEATTY12 17942 James PATTON Sherriff-Clerk of Perthshire M13 501299 John PATON ofDunfermline, Fife,Scotland M1515 UNLINKEDLINESPATTONUnknown14 501009 John PATON of Muckart,Perthshire, Scotland M1525, Muckart, Perthshire,Scotland ... See MoreSee Less
Well this is what my Y-DNA test is telling me so far. We need more male Patton / Patten / Paton (& other spelling variations) to join in and get their Y-DNA done. I’ll be upgrading to the Big-Y with FamilyDNA over the coming months I think. The R-M269 StoryHaplogroup R-M269 represents a man who is estimated to have been born around 6,400 years ago, plus or minus 900 years.That corresponds to about 4350 BCE with a 95% probability he was born between 5262 and 3566 BCE.R-M269's paternal line was formed when it branched off from R-P297 and the rest of mankind about 14,000 years ago, plus or minus 2,350 years.He is the most recent common ancestor of at least 2 lineages known as R-L23 and R-PF7562.There are 83,441 DNA test-confirmed descendants, and they have specified that their direct paternal origins are from Ireland, England, Scotland, and 139 other countries.As more people test, the history of this genetic lineage might be further refined. ... See MoreSee Less
Wow, what a week it has been.I’ve been able to identify some Patton family connections to some notable Americans and made contact with a distant Patton ￼cousins in Florida in the USA and I’m currently helping them with his family tree.And then yesterday, to top it off, I received a message from a cousin Claire ￼on my paternal grandmother‘s side of the family, the great great granddaughter of my great great great grandmother Marion (Mary Ann)￼, how’s that.Marion married twice and I descend from her through her second marriage to Frederick HessClaire from the first marriage.￼￼Claire McCormick￼ has kindly given me this Photo of my great great grandfather, Thomas Lennox and his older brother John. I only ever met pop Lennox once. I have a bit of an affinity with Pop Lennox, he died on 27 June 1972, the day of my 10th birthday.Thank you very much Claire.￼￼￼￼￼ ... See MoreSee Less
My Half-4th Cousin (7 x Removed) Elizabeth "Betsy" Patton was the wife of American Frontiersman and Legend Davy Crocket.Read more about Davy & Betsy here.........www.garypatton.net/patton_family/D19.htm#c17422 ... See MoreSee Less
I was thinking about NOT having a family reunion in 2023 on Saturday￼ 28 January. To mark the 177th anniversary of our Patton family in Australia.￼I think I might just go and sit in the Fitzroy Gardens and have a picnic just to celebrate, and if anyone just happens to show up with a picnic basket and a couple of chairs that would be great.Do you think the Fitzroy Gardens are a good location or has anyone else got any other suggestions as to where I could go?￼￼ ... See MoreSee Less
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